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40m German Rules

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Everybody,

Erika has graciously translated the 40m Firecracker Sprint rules to
German, and they have been added to the website:

http://www.angelfire.com/folk/leonards/40mdeutsch.html

Thanks Erika !!!

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Back from dinner

Stephen Prior <smprior@...>
 

Glacierstanding by 40M - back from Dinner -this radio stuff takes alot on energy!
N3UYI


Re: 40m test

Stephen Prior <smprior@...>
 

Not sure where the 'glacier" got into the message!


73
de
Steve
N3UYI

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To: "070" <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 11:46 PM
Subject: [070] 40m test


GlacierStanding by 40 M
73
de
N3UYI
Steve
AL
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40m test

Stephen Prior <smprior@...>
 

GlacierStanding by 40 M
73
de
N3UYI
Steve
AL
EM63


Re: 40m Sprint question

Stephen Prior <smprior@...>
 

yes de n3uyi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie" <kf4fhs@ywave.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 5:58 PM
Subject: [070] 40m Sprint question


I'd like to take a little poll.

How many are planning on playing in the 40 meter sprint.

All you need to do is reply to this email and type yes or no, or add any
comments you would like.

I'm just trying to find out how everyone feels about it.

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS



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Trial run tonight? Test those rigs and antennas?

J. Ken Wirsing <radioguy@...>
 

Hey, from the number of emails it looks like the sprint is a swell idea!

I'm going to fire this thing up on 40m tonight and see if I can get
some PSK into the ether about 2100 hrs EDT for a while.
Anyone else interested? If you're going to get some old coax
hooked up to that "zig-zag periodic" antenna that you've not used
on 40m for a while, tonight might be a nice test run.

Let's Rumble! (Oh, no, oops, that's another contest.) :-))

Ken
KF8OR
Grand Rapids, MI


40 meter sprint

Bob <VE4XA@...>
 

Great to have the discussions going. it's about the only time I get emails
that are not trying to sell me something!!!
I will make an attempt at 40 meters with a Hustler mobile antenna, or my
totally out of tune MFJ-xxx vertical!

So, look for XM4XA on 40 ..will be interesting as I have not done anything
on 40 for 25 years!!

My operating will be totally dependant upon the weather as we have had
several days of major lightening storms, including another 2 1/2 inches of
rain (63mm) again last night in about two hours. The price we pay for
living in the mostly frozen north..when the ice and snow melt it comes down
as liquid.

See you all.

Oh and bye the way..thx for the organizers..isn't life wonderful!!!

Bob...xm4xa


Re: 40m sprint debate

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

eh!

----- Original Message -----
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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 40m sprint debate



----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 7:41 PM
Subject: [070] 40m sprint debate


Bevor Ihr auf Bernie schimpft, sollte jeder wissen, da� es meine Idee war
nicht Bernies,
die Startzeit auf der Lokalzeit zu basieren.
Wir HFer sind so daran gew�hnt GMT f�r alles anzuwenden, da� es fast
wie ein Sakrileg erscheint, wenn wir einen HF-Contest auf der Lokalzeit
basieren.
Aber hier ist meine Begr�ndung zu diesem Thema, seht, ob es Euch logisch
erscheint.

Wenn wir den 40 m Sprint 0000z starten, dann w�re das f�r die an der
Ostk�ste eine
sehr gute Zeit sein, 2000 tbis 0200 Lokalzeit.. Der lange Skip w�rde gerade
auf 40 m
�ffnen und obendrein w�rden wir nicht viel Schlaf opfern. VE9DX w�rde
wahrscheinlich
ein gute Zeit im Sprint haben.
Aber sieh mal die armen Burschen in Deutschland...Start um 0000z ist 0200
Lokalzeit in Deutschland. Kommt mir wirklich nicht sonderlich fair vor
wenn Erika & Co eine schlaflose Nacht verbringen m�ssen um am Contest
teilzunehmen. Das Band w�rde auf halbem Wege im Contest f�r sie nach S�den
wenn die Sonne im Osten aufgeht und die F-Layers werden verschwinden.
Keine spa�ige Zeit f�r unsere Mitglieder auf der anderen Seite des gro�en
Teichs
und Erika wird schrecklich aussehen, wenn der Morgen kommt ;-((

Nun la�t uns mal nach den Jungs an der linken K�ste sehen. F�r sie, der
Start um
0000z ist 1700 Lokalzeit oder so etwa, kaum eine Spitzenzeit f�r 40 m. Sie
k�nnen
vielleicht einpaar gute Spr�nge gegen Ende des Sprints machen, aber die
Ausbreitung wird
ziemlich kurz f�r sie sein. I denke wirklich, da� die Westk�stler auch
nicht viel Spa� haben
werden und N6YIH wird sich wieder beklagen dar�ber, da� sie immer zu kurz
kommen
in ihrem Teil der Welt :o(
So, da� ist der Grund daf�r, da� ich die Sprint-Anfangszeit auf der
Lokalzeit basiert habe.
Wir haben den Sprint f�r 6 Stunden geplant um zu versuchen und die
Propagation �ber
eine gr��ere Entfernung zu �berlappen. Das ergibt eine gute Chance Europa
von der
Ostk�ste zu arbeiten und Hawai von der Westk�ste. Ebenso m��t Ihr nicht
Lokalzeit
loggen, nur den Contest um 20.00 Lokalzeit beginnen und Log in Zulu wie
immer.
Wegen der kurzen Zeit ist es ziemlich schwierig, den Sprint gerecht f�r alle
zu machen.
Ich denke, die Startzeit auf der Ortszeit zu basieren ist der beste Weg, das
zu erreichen.

Jay N3DQU





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Re: 40m sprint debate

DL2AYL@...
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <N3DQU@aol.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 7:41 PM
Subject: [070] 40m sprint debate


Bevor Ihr auf Bernie schimpft, sollte jeder wissen, da� es meine Idee war
nicht Bernies,
die Startzeit auf der Lokalzeit zu basieren.
Wir HFer sind so daran gew�hnt GMT f�r alles anzuwenden, da� es fast
wie ein Sakrileg erscheint, wenn wir einen HF-Contest auf der Lokalzeit
basieren.
Aber hier ist meine Begr�ndung zu diesem Thema, seht, ob es Euch logisch
erscheint.

Wenn wir den 40 m Sprint 0000z starten, dann w�re das f�r die an der
Ostk�ste eine
sehr gute Zeit sein, 2000 tbis 0200 Lokalzeit.. Der lange Skip w�rde gerade
auf 40 m
�ffnen und obendrein w�rden wir nicht viel Schlaf opfern. VE9DX w�rde
wahrscheinlich
ein gute Zeit im Sprint haben.
Aber sieh mal die armen Burschen in Deutschland...Start um 0000z ist 0200
Lokalzeit in Deutschland. Kommt mir wirklich nicht sonderlich fair vor
wenn Erika & Co eine schlaflose Nacht verbringen m�ssen um am Contest
teilzunehmen. Das Band w�rde auf halbem Wege im Contest f�r sie nach S�den
wenn die Sonne im Osten aufgeht und die F-Layers werden verschwinden.
Keine spa�ige Zeit f�r unsere Mitglieder auf der anderen Seite des gro�en
Teichs
und Erika wird schrecklich aussehen, wenn der Morgen kommt ;-((

Nun la�t uns mal nach den Jungs an der linken K�ste sehen. F�r sie, der
Start um
0000z ist 1700 Lokalzeit oder so etwa, kaum eine Spitzenzeit f�r 40 m. Sie
k�nnen
vielleicht einpaar gute Spr�nge gegen Ende des Sprints machen, aber die
Ausbreitung wird
ziemlich kurz f�r sie sein. I denke wirklich, da� die Westk�stler auch
nicht viel Spa� haben
werden und N6YIH wird sich wieder beklagen dar�ber, da� sie immer zu kurz
kommen
in ihrem Teil der Welt :o(
So, da� ist der Grund daf�r, da� ich die Sprint-Anfangszeit auf der
Lokalzeit basiert habe.
Wir haben den Sprint f�r 6 Stunden geplant um zu versuchen und die
Propagation �ber
eine gr��ere Entfernung zu �berlappen. Das ergibt eine gute Chance Europa
von der
Ostk�ste zu arbeiten und Hawai von der Westk�ste. Ebenso m��t Ihr nicht
Lokalzeit
loggen, nur den Contest um 20.00 Lokalzeit beginnen und Log in Zulu wie
immer.
Wegen der kurzen Zeit ist es ziemlich schwierig, den Sprint gerecht f�r alle
zu machen.
Ich denke, die Startzeit auf der Ortszeit zu basieren ist der beste Weg, das
zu erreichen.

Jay N3DQU


Re: 40m Sprint question

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Hey! Jay,
Hope to see you in there boss. I like this local time business. Yea! I
know...I like anything that's different :)
Hope to see DE and VT out there as I need em for the 070 lower 48 award.
so come Delaware [DE] and Vermont [VT] :) Oh and while we are at it
where are all the 070 YL's eh! I need two more for the 070 88 award so come
on ladies. :)
Since you Scots are 5 hours different we have an overlap between you and
me [EST] and I can work on the "Scottish Piper" award as well, so...yea!
come on fella's shake a leg eh! 73 Ernie WM2U

----- Original Message -----
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To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 40m Sprint question


I will be there, altho late as I have to work...Btw, we aren't asking
you
to log your entries by local time, just to use your local time as the
start
time for the sprint...Jay N3DQU


Re: 40m Sprint question

Ernest Mills <emills@...>
 

Brilliant! Ernie WM2U

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie" <kf4fhs@ywave.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 12:58 PM
Subject: [070] 40m Sprint question


I'd like to take a little poll.

How many are planning on playing in the 40 meter sprint.

All you need to do is reply to this email and type yes or no, or add any
comments you would like.

I'm just trying to find out how everyone feels about it.

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS



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Re: 40m Sprint question

John Durbin <durbinsjz@...>
 

Keep the sprint going, I will not be on but do not change it just for me. I
think that the idea of 2000 local is a good idea and fair for everyone. If
and when the family gets in the way of the next contest I will just get rid
of them hi hi. Have fun and I will be complaining to the xyl the whole time
just so she does not plan a trip on a contest date again hi hi.

Chris KC8LJN

- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie" <kf4fhs@ywave.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 12:58 PM
Subject: [070] 40m Sprint question


I'd like to take a little poll.

How many are planning on playing in the 40 meter sprint.

All you need to do is reply to this email and type yes or no, or add any
comments you would like.

I'm just trying to find out how everyone feels about it.

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS



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Re: 40m Sprint question

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Peter,

Your setup ain't wimpy, I saw you here in WA State the other night on 20,
but you were in QSO with someone else and I had to leave before I got a
chance to holler at you. You had a pretty respectable signal.

Hope to see you Saturday night.
73, Bernie / KF4FHS

I will give it a shot. So, count me as a "Yup."

Now, since being attic-bound, I really don't have a decent 40m antenna, I
will be working my usual QRP with my MP1 out in the backyard. Pretty
wimpy
stuff.

So, if no one hears me... that's why.

Peter Baskind
AG4KI



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Re: 40m Sprint question

Peter Baskind <pbaskind@...>
 

How many are planning on playing in the 40 meter sprint.
I will give it a shot. So, count me as a "Yup."

Now, since being attic-bound, I really don't have a decent 40m antenna, I
will be working my usual QRP with my MP1 out in the backyard. Pretty wimpy
stuff.

So, if no one hears me... that's why.

Peter Baskind
AG4KI


40m Sprint question

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

I'd like to take a little poll.

How many are planning on playing in the 40 meter sprint.

All you need to do is reply to this email and type yes or no, or add any
comments you would like.

I'm just trying to find out how everyone feels about it.

Thanks & 73,
Bernie / KF4FHS


Re: 40m Sprint question

Andy <ve9dx@...>
 

Bernie... I am sure you know my feeling by now but to make it official...
No

Andy

Ex: VE1ASJ, VE1DX, VE1SPI, VE8CW, VO2AB, CI8CW, CY0SPI, HP9FC, ZD9BP
etc...
Home page: http://www.ve9dx.com
Online Logs: http://www.ve9dx.com/logs.html
Telnet links: http://www.ve9dx.com/telnet/sites.html
(with links to over 200 Open DXclusters)
VE9DX Online logs: http://www.ve9dx.com/ve9dx2k/ve9dx2k.html
Email: ve9dx@rac.ca


Re: 40m Sprint question

n0bhc
 

Yes - for about 4 hours
Bob N0BHC


Re: 40 & 80m

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Again Everybody,

I've received some emails from several folks, stating that it doesn't seem
like using local time is the best thing to do.
Welllll...... conditions on 40 meters are not the best all over the world
all at the same time, we didn't want to penalize anyone by having to start
the contest in the morning while people on the other side of the globe were
enjoying 40 meters in the evening. That's also why we are giving
certificates to the winners in each TIME ZONE instead of just an overall
winner.
Yeah, it's different, but nobody ever said it couldn't be fun.

73, Bernie / KF4FHS


Re: 40 Meter PSK Sprint

Steve W3HF
 

The date and times are Saturday, 6-July-2002, 2000 - 0200 YOUR LOCAL
TIME.
I'll try to be around, but it will be late. We'll be returning from a day
at HersheyPark, and I probably won't be able to get on the radio
until local midnight (0400z).

So if anyone is still on at that time, look for my faint trace (5 watts
into the 40m attic dipole). :-)

Steve
W3HF


Re: 40 & 80m

Bernie <kf4fhs@...>
 

Hey Everyone,

There was talk on the reflector about generating more PSK activity on the
40 meter band, and someone mentioned a short, fun, sprint type contest.
It sounded like a good idea to me , so I emailed N3DQU and volunteered to
do the thing if it was OK with him. We coresponded for several hours last
night trying to figure a way where everyone would have the best shot at good
conditions on 40 meters, and we decided that to use local time would the
most fair for everyone.
We also looked at the contests that are being held in July and this was
the only time that nothing else was going on. I know it's short notice, but
it's not another field day, only a 6 hour sprint, so it doesn't take a whole
lot of preparation, tune to 40 meters and start sending CQ.
BTW: If anyone is interested, Digipan will log local time by clicking
"view" and then un-checking "UTC". Pretty simple eh?

73, Bernie / KF4FHS